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Amid the Dead


Published 2004


A Swarthmore College student film that melds the genres of the apocalyptic zombie movie and the introspective existentialist self-analysis.


Run time 28:52
Producer Kate Duffy and Erik Osheim
Production Company Shameful Axe Productions
Sponsor Swarthmore College Drama Board
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information Contact kduffy1@swarthmore.edu for info on the original movie. Contact npavlos1@swarthmore.edu or visit FreeCulture.org in the near future to learn about new projects involving the movie.

Credits

Shameful Axe Presents
A Drama Board Production
Written and Directed by Kate Duffy
Original Concept by Erik Osheim and Kate Duffy
Starring Ben Ewen-Campen

Amid the Dead

Credits:
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Cast:

Ben Ewen-Campen
as
Ben

Blair Cochran
as
Barbara

Anna Headley
as
Beatrice

Dave Haendler
as
Harry Cooper

Samantha Crane
as
Helen Cooper

Christine Smallwood
as
Mother

Jonah Gold
as
Tacitus

Arthur Chu
as
Orderly #1

Micah White
as
Orderly #2

Ross Hoffman
as
Pajama Zombie

Rachelle Isip
as
Bobbysoxer Zombie

Holice Kil
as
Aloha Zombie

Arpy Saunders
as
Gardener Zombie

Suzanne Wu
as
Punk Zombie

Martha Hoffman
as
Zombie Dinner

Erik Osheim
as
Tom

Kate Duffy
as Judy

Zombie Extras:
Cameron Higby-Naquin
Kim Lucas
Manu Pradhan

Crew:

Assistant Director:
Erik Osheim

Camera Operator:
Jonah Volk

Sound Technician:
Karl Heideck

Gore Technicians:
Dan Consiglio
Paula Guillain
Cameron Higby-Naquin
Zach Pezzementi

Set Design and Lighting:
Stella Kyriakopoulos

Props:
Duolon Li

Production Assistant:
Nelson Pavlosky

Editing:
Kate Duffy


Original Music by
Dan Consiglio and Erik Osheim

Special Thanks:
Swarthmore College
Drama Board
Worth Health Center
Women's Resource Center
Rebecca Ennen and the Costume Shop
Public Safety
Paul Rodgers
Ben Mitchell
David Neal

Dedicated to
Mr. Ron Onorato

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Reviews

Reviewer: Mekattutilshuie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2008
Subject: After all, I am hungry...
I like the way it blurs the concept of family, love, and ones hunamity.
Reviewer: Tayssir John Gabbour - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2004
Subject: Impressive
This is a well-made film. I am fairly sure I've seen movies as entertaining, but I can't think of any. Maybe the proper comparison is to short stories.

Attractive locations to film in, from the very beginning. Genuinely humorous in various tiny ways, rather than being a well lubricated funny-machine. Mature enough to break some suspension of disbelief; in the one jarring scene which had a truly bad special effect, the camera actually lingered on it to show how bad it was. I think these various touches are worth valuing.

Incidentally, after watching this, you might want to see the recent Dawn of the Dead. Another film which didn't try punishing you for being a little thoughtful; it had some holes but I personally think they were small and weren't taken advantage of. I'm told the older Romero version is better, but I haven't yet had time to find out.

As an aside, hopefully something disruptive will happen to the conventional film industry so not everything has to fit within inappropriate constraints. How many incredible films haven't I heard of because they didn't fit in that two-hour format designed to please large audiences near any given theater?
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